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Mitsubishi Montero, SUV
#2637 of 2830 Re: Montero vs others... [1racefan]
Jun 10, 2005 (7:49 am)
Let's make sure that we compare equivalent cars here... If it's a used LTD 4x4 Endeavor we're talking about for less than $20K then I'd definitely consider it but chances are it's an LS.
Recent Monteros are always loaded and are now most heavily discounted new Mitsubishis. If I were to get one I'd go for a new 2005 (just shy of $30K before TTT - $7K off the MSRP). Used 2004s sell in high 20s, 2003s mid 20s, and 2002s low 20s. You'd really have to get something much cheaper than that to justify the loss of the extended powertrain warranty (only applicable to the original owner) and the risk of getting an abused truck.
But again, $30K will get you a nice Pilot or a new Grand Cherokee V8 4.7l for superior offroading. Montero's price should decrease a few more Ks at the end of the year (that's when loyalty rebates kick in too), so I'd wait as long as possible if I just had to have it... Who knows, they might even go back to the free maintenance program which is worth a lot when you have to change so many different fluids ($$$) in this monster.
#2638 of 2830 Re: Montero vs others... [cracovian]
Jun 10, 2005 (10:20 am)
Thanks for the response. How many different kind of fluids do you have to change? I thought besides engine oil, transmission and differential, there is not much else, right?
I don't plan on doing serious off roading...I just like the way it drives and the romminess. However, with only 15/19, I am really worry about the gas expenses. If I can get a brand new Montero for lower than $30K at the end of the year, I think I will consider it. Otherwise,I might consider other cars/trucks. It is for myself and my wife have a minivan already, so I am not using it to take my kids around. I just want something that is fun to drive. Would you consider a Pathfinder?
#2639 of 2830 how to replace front rotors on a 1995 montero?
Jun 13, 2005 (6:06 am)
Having problem removing front rotors on mitsubishi montero. do i have to remove all the screws or is there an easier way to do this?
#2640 of 2830 Hunting a smell
Jun 15, 2005 (6:11 am)
I think I have an unusual problem. We've and an odor in our Montero that smells like cat urine. I've already searched the web and found an enzyme that "should" remove the smell, but I need to know the most likely spot to look. I don't want to take apart the whole ventilation system, or spray blindly hoping to fix the problems.
#2641 of 2830 Re: Hunting a smell [nasfd35]
Jun 22, 2005 (5:57 pm)
A/C - Musty/Moldy Odors In Passenger Compartment
DATE: July, 2002
MODEL: All with A/C
MUSTY ODORS FROM AIR CONDITIONING
(A/C EVAPORATOR COIL TREATMENT)
This bulletin contains instructions for applying Mitsubishi Cooling Coil Coating to help eliminate musty odors emanating from the air conditioner evaporator coils.
The customer may complain of an unpleasant, "musty" odor in the passenger compartment when the fan blower is switched on. This condition can be related to the area where the vehicle is operated, occurring more often in humid climates.
The unpleasant "musty" odor from the air conditioner system occurs when condensation, which is a normal occurrence, forms in and around the air conditioner's evaporator coil and mixes with airborne pollutants and
#2642 of 2830 Re: Hunting a smell [bldr]
Jun 24, 2005 (7:49 am)
bldr.....Thank you for the reply.
Where do I find the complete bulletin with the "instructions for applying Mitsubishi Cooling Coil Coating to help eliminate musty odors emanating from the air conditioner evaporator coils?"
#2643 of 2830 Follow-up questions
Jun 24, 2005 (9:11 am)
Follow-up questions... TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin, right? Is this something the dealer pays to fix, or do I? I've found a list of TSB's for my year/model, will the dealer be able to tell me if they've all be repaired?
#2644 of 2830 Re: Follow-up questions [nasfd35]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 24, 2005 (10:08 am)
"Bulletins differ from recalls in that they are not considered safety or emissions issues and they usually apply only when your vehicle is in its warranty period.
Even if your vehicle is within the warranty period, "the dealership is not going to do anything about it, if [technicians] cannot verify the concern.... "
You, Your Vehicle and the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB)
#2645 of 2830 Re: Montero vs others... [marchforward]
Jun 25, 2005 (8:46 am)
If you don't plan to do any serious off-roading, I'd definitely lean toward the Pilot.You mentioned the PF, and while I really like the looks from the outside (esp. the Off-road edition), the interior left me a bit wanting. I think it was the plastics and its texture. We were all set to love it and trade in the Montero, but both my wife and I got the same feelings regarding the interior. For the price difference between trading in the LTD and getting into the PF Off-road edition, it just didn't float our boat enough to justify.
LTD likes: rear a/c, room for 7 (in a pinch), tuck away third row, capable off-roader, nice interior, doesn't require premium fuel, good looks, good driving position.
LTD dislikes: tumbling rear seats don't offer enough cargo space, average brakes, a bit floaty (maybe I'm just used to my other car), hate the rear cargo door configuration, no optional NAV, spare tire cover clear coat is separating after only 4 years of life (garaged, no less).
How do you define fun to drive?
#2646 of 2830 2wd/4wd dash light is acting up
Jun 25, 2005 (8:51 am)
Occasionally I'll get the center diff. light flashing, and if I restart the car it disappears. Now I have one of the tire lights in the dash go out. You know, the one that shows when you're in 2wd or 4wd mode. When the car is in 2wd mode only the 2 rear wheel lights are glowing green. Right now only the left rear wheel light is on. Is there a simple fix or do I need the assistance of the $tealer for this? It really isn't a big deal, but I hate looking at the lights and knowing one is out.